McNicholas Construction is a leading provider of services to the UK’s multi-utility sector.
At their site in Levington Bridge Road, McNicholas was contracted to remove traditional electrical pylons and replace them with high voltage cables installed underground.
In the process of this activity, McNicholas was required to create joint bays every few hundred metres.
Throughout the works, security would be required at the joint bays - which were primarily located in remote fields. These locations would be isolated, have little in the way of supporting infrastructure and would be a potential target for theft due to the presence of the newly installed cabling.
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McNicholas Construction contracted WCCTV as a specialist provider of temporary site security solutions for remote locations.
Wireless CCTV provided McNicholas with the WCCTV Thermal Smart Tower, a rapid deployment CCTV tower designed for site security at locations where complex detection areas may cause traditional motion detectors to deliver false alarms.
Crucially, WCCTV Thermal Smart Towers can be provided with inbuilt fuel cell technology, allowing them to be powered autonomously for up to 10 weeks before refuel, removing the requirement for onsite power.
The system is comprised of a WCCTV Site Tower with the addition of 2 fixed 640 thermal cameras and/or a thermal infrared pan, tilt and zoom camera with an internal analytics engine running high accuracy alarm detection rules.
By deploying the WCCTV Thermal Smart Tower, the sites were fully protected, and the newly installed high voltage electric cables in the joint bays were kept secure. As the Thermal Smart Tower is a rapid-deployment CCTV system, the installation took just a matter of minutes, meaning McNicholas' site was fully protected quickly and efficiently.
The thermal analytic detection provided robust and intelligent detection in a complex detection zone, and Site Managers were able to remotely view live or recorded footage from the camera using WCCTV's free monitoring software connect to 4G technology.
This was particularly helpful for McNicholas as they were able to view from the yard, across all joint bay locations at any time.
“Having WCCTV’s Thermal Smart Tower deployed proved to be a big cost saving and good deterrent, and we had no worries to whether a security guard would turn up due to the 24-hour coverage of the site provided by the tower.
WCCTV were very helpful during all stages of the project and kept us informed of any mishaps that occurred.”